The supply of stock for the first sale in the New Year at Dalby remained relatively low at 749 head.
Fair to good quality young cattle were in the largest numbers along with a small selection of grown steers and cows.
Buyer attendance was good with a full panel of export processors plus feed and local trade buyers active in the market, as well as local and interstate restockers.
Prices generally improved on the levels experienced at the close of last year.
Yearling steers under 200kg returned to the paddock at an average of 642c and made to 664c/kg. Yearling steers under 280kg made to 644c to average 585c/kg.
Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged 448c and made to 458c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to the occasional 448c to average 425c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers made to an isolated 628c to average 497c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged 430c and made to 452c, and some to the trade made to 466c/kg.
Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 411c to average 401c/kg. Medium weight grown steers to feed averaged 376c and made to 379c/kg.
Medium weight 2 score cows returning to the paddock averaged 280c and made to 291c/kg. A small sample of good heavy weight cows to export processors averaged 299c and made to 305c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to 358c/kg.